Some tech enthusiasts and experts are expected to make some bold predictions and projections at the forthcoming Nigeria ICT Impact CEO forum in Lagos, Tayo Adewusi, organizer of the forum has revealed in a statement.

According to the statement, these predictions and projections will help the federal and state governments to make informed decisions.

The forum is scheduled to be held on November 18, 2023, and will welcome the best of Nigerians and tech-savvy CEOs as they look into the future of the ecosystem.

“The 2023 Nigeria ICT Impact CEO forum will assess how technology influences business and “project into the future’, and it is a must-attend event for those interested in the deployment of ICT to improve efficiency and productivity,” the statement read.

The theme of the year’s forum is ‘National Challenges and the Imperative of Relevant and Timely Data,’. It will accommodate players from private and public spaces including regulatory bodies.

Dr. Bosun Tijani, the newly mint Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy is expected to be the special guest of the event while the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde will be the chairman.

Also expected are the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun (MFR), who will be the guest governor and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta will deliver a keynote.

Adewusi said the Africa Digital Awards in its 11th year will be held simultaneously with the Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum and this is an established platform where distinguished individuals, government agencies and state governors who have “deployed the potent power of ICT to execute ideas are recognised and honoured”.

Eight lead papers will be presented. The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Data Protection Commission, Dr Vincent Olatunji will speak on National Challenges and the Imperative of Relevant and Timely Data, President of Medallion Data Centre, Engr. Ike Nnamani will speak on Measuring Rural Access while the MD/CEO of Nigcomsat, Engr. Mohammed Funtua would deliver a paper on ‘the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Prof. Muhammed Abubakar is expected to present a paper on ‘Providing concrete examples of the potential use of Big Data for monitoring the indicators associated with the sustainable development goals ((SDGs)’, while the CEO of VDT, Engr. Biodun Omoniyi would deliver a paper on ‘Big Data & the Internet: How ISPs are using analytics to help customers’.

The Managing Director of Inlaks, Mr. Kyari Bukar will present a paper on ‘the role of big data in financial technology.

Other speakers are the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola who will speak on Mobile Phone Data. The Co-founder and Chief visionary officer of Digital Encode, Dr Adewale Obadare will address Big Data Analytics in Cybersecurity.

Expected at the event are the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NIPC); Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT); Galaxy Backbone Limited; National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP); the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and  Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).


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